Shirtless man wearing American flag shorts steals beer delivery truck, police say

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Shirtless Man Wearing American Flag Shorts Steals Beer Delivery Truck

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A shirtless man clad in a pair of American flag shorts stole a beer delivery truck Thursday while it was making a stop at a liquor store, police said.

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Matt Lane Hermsmeyer, 46, jumped in the beer truck and drove off around 11:51 a.m., according to Santa Rosa Police. Because the truck had GPS tracking, it was located within minutes.

Witnesses called police to say they saw Hermsmeyer running across Highway 101 in only the red, white and blue shorts, according to investigators. He was found hiding in some bushes about 45 minutes after the theft.

Hermsmeyer was arrested and charged with stealing a vehicle, possession of stolen property, resisting arrest and violation of probation, according to police. He had a prior arrest for auto theft, police said.

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Matt Lane Hermsmeyer was arrested Thursday after stealing a beer delivery truck, police said. (Photo: Santa Rosa Police Department)

Matt Lane Hermsmeyer was arrested Thursday after stealing a beer delivery truck, police said. (Photo: Santa Rosa Police Department)

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Matt Lane Hermsmeyer was arrested Thursday after stealing a beer delivery truck, police said. (Photo: Santa Rosa Police Department)

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